Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

A hands-on learning experience like no other

Located on the West coast of Vancouver Island, Bamfield is home to the BMSC, a world-class marine research station. There are no shortage of hands-on learning opportunities for our students to be excited about.


Bamfield, BC (western Vancouver Island)

**UPDATE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our 2020 trip to BMSC has been cancelled. We hope to bring our students to this world class learning facility in the near future once it is safe.

Our Grade 8 & 9 classes will have the unique opportunity to stay and learn at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre from April 6-9, 2020.  BMSC is a fully working, world-class marine research facility that offers educational programs for for various age ranges.  Our students will have hands-on opportunities to learn in a modern laboratory space with professional research scientists.  More information about their programs may be found at

2017 Trip

Here, you will learn to learn.

At Ideal Mini, we emphasize skill development and building core competencies, rather than percentages and letter grades. In turn, the rounded individuals we develop are more outward thinking and become contributing members of our community.

Translate »